Henry Miller

1726 - 1798

Henry Miller
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Rebecca Boggs
Rebecca Boggs
1736 - 1816

Henry Miller was born thirty-seven years after the terrible siege, in which were his father and kindred; and in which it is said, the Montgomerys, and Millers, distinguished themselves. In 1770 he bought, from the Greenlee Grant, made by the English Crown, about 400 acres of land, two and one half miles east of the Natural Bridge, and three miles north of James river; and built thereon a substantial dwelling, of hewn oak logs. He was largely instrumental in having built, on his place, the twelve cornered church, of which the first pastor was the Rev. William Baldridge. Henry Miller was a man of deep religious convictions. He sometimes walked ten miles, to attend religious worship, and hear the Gospel preached.



1726 • The Gujin Tushu Jicheng, an immense Chinese encyclopedia, is printed using copper-based movable type printing.


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Age: 34y
January 28, 1760 Benning Wentworth creates the New Hampshire Grant of Pownal, Vermont.


Age: 52y


Age: 72y
1798 Eli Whitney contracts with the U.S. federal government for 10,000 rifles, which he produces with interchangeable parts.



Rockbridge County, Virginia, USA ⇓
Buried at the Miller-Irwin Cemetery, Rockbridge County, Virginia, USA
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1798 • The first (anonymous) publication occurs of An Essay on the Principle of Population by Thomas Malthus.